Best hotels and hostels in Liberia

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Robertsport

    Kwepunha Retreat & Villas

    Run by Californian surfers in conjunction with community initiatives, this blue-and-yellow beach house offers pleasant, breezy rooms with wooden four-poster beds. You can join grassroots-style surf retreats here, or book the rooms independently. The house is situated on Fisherman's Beach, where you can tuck into fish tacos and margaritas.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Marshall

    Libassa Eco-Lodge

    With pretty, solar-powered huts (named after endangered Liberian species) on the edge of the forest, Libassa makes for a gorgeous weekend retreat near Marshall. Pack your swimsuit: there's a pool, a lagoon and a beach. There's also a lunch buffet run by helpful staff. The 2km stretch of road beyond Kpan Town is rough and only accessible by 4WD (45 minutes from Monrovia, 15 minutes from Marshall).

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Monrovia

    Mamba Point Hotel

    Monrovia's finest hotel is an institution. It has 60-plus beautiful rooms, decked out with stylish furnishings and luxurious bathrooms (the suites are divine, with stunning sea views). Staff are top-notch. There's an excellent terrace restaurant, adjacent sushi bar, a casino, a pool, a gym and a cocktail bar.

  • Lodging in Monrovia

    Royal Grand Hotel

    The Royal is one of the classiest hotels in town. The complex holds plush rooms (including presidential suites from US$890), a coffee shop, a hair salon, an art gallery, an Asian-fusion restaurant and a rooftop cocktail bar. If you want pampering and the closest thing to five-star service in Monrovia, this is it.

  • Lodging in Harper

    Adina’s Guest House

    Adina's has several basic rooms with fans, but it's a spotless place to rest your head and is arguably the best place to stay in town. Be sure to book as far in advance as possible: this place fills up quick. It's on the main road, next to the church.

  • Lodging in Monrovia

    Palm Hotel

    Located in the very heart of the city, the Palm is secure, clean and comfortable, with free in-room wi-fi and a great rooftop restaurant. Try to score a room with a balcony.

  • Lodging in Monrovia

    Cape Hotel

    This reasonably priced option features an on-site terrace restaurant, parking and a pool. It's a particularly well-maintained space with a lovely terrace to while away hot afternoons; friendly, helpful staff will provide endless local tips. The smaller 'suites' are really just slightly larger rooms; the larger suites have kitchenettes, and apartments have full kitchens.

  • Lodging in Monrovia

    Corina Hotel

    The main draw here is reasonable rates, something lost to most Monrovia hoteliers. Comfortable, clean doubles come with breakfast. It doubles as a conference hotel, but this means the security really is top-notch. There's a decent barbecue restaurant (meals US$5 to US$10), and at the time of writing there were plans to also open a coffee shop on-site.

  • Lodging in Monrovia

    Bella Casa

    A sound midrange boutique-style option, Bella Casa is a short walk from Capitol Hill and the UN building. They might not quite evoke dreams of Italy, but the rooms are comfortable, clean and come with air-con, desks and free wi-fi. The suites are large, with stylish bed linen and a more luxurious touch.

  • Lodging in Robertsport

    Nana's Lodge

    Robertsport's original eco-lodge, Nana's has 11 bungalows overlooking the beach. The wooden huts are pricier than the canvas ones, but both styles of accommodation come with two comfortable double beds, fans and balconies. The sandy cantina down on the beach is a top sunset spot.

  • Lodging in Marshall

    RLJ Kendeja

    This sleek, dreamy resort is spread across a beach in the environs of the airport. Interlinked walkways take you to the pool, the plush bar and restaurant, and the spa. Sunday brunch is a hit with expat NGO workers and there are romantic getaway deals.

  • Lodging in Buchanan

    Teepro Lodge

    You can sleep at the clean, quiet and reasonably comfortable Teepro Lodge. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Should the lodge be full, staff will be happy to advise on beach camping options nearby.

  • Lodging in Monrovia

    Golden Gate Hotel

    Yes, there is more Asian than African decor and it won't win any awards, but this relatively clean and affordable-for-Monrovia option hits high marks for being a consistently acceptable place to stay.

  • Lodging in Buchanan

    Sparks Hotel

    Although loud and brash, this is still the best choice in town, with functional, spartan rooms. It serves decent Lebanese and African fare (US$13 to US$25), and it is home to a so-so nightclub.

  • Lodging in Zwedru

    Munnah Guesthouse

    The best place to stay is the Munnah Guesthouse – it's used by NGOs working in the area's Ivoirian refugee camps. The modern, airy rooms have fans.

  • Lodging in Monrovia

    St Theresa's Convent

    Cheap and cheerful St Theresa's has rooms that back onto the convent and religious centre. There's a 10pm curfew.

  • Lodging in Gbarnga

    Hill Top Hotel

    Just 5km from town on the Ganta Hwy, this spot perched on a hill offers plain but reasonably clean rooms and a small restaurant serving decent European and African fare (US$10 to US$20). There's also an ice-cream stand on the premises.

  • Lodging in Gbarnga

    Paulma's Guesthouse

    Around 5km from town on the Ganta Hwy, this secure place offer above-average friendly service. The on-site restaurant cooks up Lebanese and African dishes (US$12 to US$22).

  • Lodging in Harper

    Pastoral Center

    The Pastoral Center offers basic dorm beds at low prices – worth it if you are truly on a budget and need a secure place to rest your head.

  • Lodging in Liberia

    Noble House Motel

    Basic rooms and a simple place to stay; makes a convenient base for jumping off to Mt Nimba. Book in advance.